The world’s oldest Jewish service organization, B’nai B’rith, has spoken out at the UN Human Rights Council against what it calls an anti-Israel report by Richard Falk on the state of human rights in Israeli and Palestinian territories.
In a statement the B’nai B’rith main Geneva representative Klaus Netter slammed the report, saying that neither the text nor the recommendations it contained met “any standard of fairness”.
Netter was particularly incensed by Falk’s treatment of a jailed Islamist Jihad operative who he allegedly compared to Mahatma Gandhi.
The UN’s Special Rapporteur was also accused of willfully ignoring the “daily terrorism” faced by Israeli citizens and of minimizing the role of Hamas in cross-border rocket attacks.
The last outbreak of violence at the end of June saw over 150 rockets hit Southern Israel in only a week, causing widespread destruction and wounding several civilians.